Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam speaks at the forum. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyet Cashless payments would not only increase of the circulation of capital, it would also help boost the internet economy, said Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam. He was speaking at the E-payment Eco-system Development Forum 2019 under the theme “Motivation by Chip Technology” in Ha Noi on Tuesday. The forum was co-organised by Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times) and the National Payment Corporation of Viet Nam (NAPAS). The Southeast Asian economy was dynamic with an internet economy of US$100 billion that was expected to triple in the next five years,” said Dam. In order to promote the internet economy, a consensus was needed between State agencies, enterprises and banks, he said. Infrastructure must be changed at a cost but it would be worthwhile for economic efficiency in the long run, he said. Technology had to be promoted to integrate information, including … [Read more...] about Promoting cashless payments to boost internet economy
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Multimedia artist Jean-David Caillouet. Photo courtesy of the artist Musician Jean-David Caillouet performed with French and Vietnamese artists to close the European Music Festival on November 30 in Hà Nội. The performance was a multimedia concert entitled Lettres De Hanoi (Letters from Hà Nội). Việt Nam News reporter Nguyễn Thúy Bình interviews Caillouet about the performance and multimedia concerts. How did you represent French musicians at the European Music Festival? As a French musician based in Thailand and travelling a lot throughout Southeast Asia, I brought my own European perception and sensibility to this festival but also an overall understanding of some of the history that characterises the region. There were also two other French musicians participating at concert bringing their own culture and musical sensibility. This project was initiated by … [Read more...] about Multimedia concert connects sounds to images
After Vietnam’s 3-0 win over Indonesia, keywords related to the match and victory ruled over popular search engine Naver from 9 p.m. "Vietnam – Indonesia" was the most searched term, followed by "Vietnamese football schedule." "Park Hang-seo", the name of Vietnam's Korean coach, was 10th and "Park Hang-seo red card" was 11th. Park got shown a red card in the 77th minute after he stepped into the field and argued with the referees about a foul against one of his players, Nguyen Trong Hoang. The trend persisted the next morning. At 9 a.m. on Wednesday, "Vietnam Indonesia" was still among the top 10 searched terms, and "Park Hang-seo Vietnam" was 11th. It was Vietnam's first ever men’s football gold in the SEA Games. With just one medal event left, the victory also boosted Vietnam's gold tally to 97, second behind host the Philippines. … [Read more...] about SEA Games winning Vietnam piques Internet search interest in Korea
Illustration by Trịnh Lập By An Phương “Not everyone is an artist, but everyone is a critic.” I reblog this quote or ones with a similar meaning to my personal Tumblr account every time I feel attacked by a random Internet fellow. Unlike Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, Tumblr is a social networking platform based on genuine respect, at least in my humble experience. Of course, I’m not here praising Tumblr for being a healthy platform but discussing one of the most relevant topics of today’s society, “criticism culture”. With the introduction of the Internet, followed by “keyboard warriors”, defined as those who behave aggressively online but are too shy to do the same face-to-face, criticism culture seems to be a predictable result. “I’m familiar with the concept of keyboard warrior. In fact, I was once a serious 'warrior' defending my K-pop … [Read more...] about What’s wrong with the internet’s criticism culture?
A dancing performance at the opening ceremony of the festival in A Luoi district, Thua Thien-Hue province, on May 17 (Photo: VNA) Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – A culture, sports and tourism festival of ethnic minority groups in Vietnamese and Lao border localities is taking place in A Luoi district, Thua Thien-Hue province. The event attracts more than 600 artisans, artists, and amateur athletes from both sides. They come from Vietnam’s central and Central Highlands provinces of Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Tri, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, and Kon Tum, and the Lao provinces of Attapeu, Sekong, Savannakhet, and Salavan. Opening the festival on May 17, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Trinh Thi Thuy said the event aims to honour and introduce the special cultural values of ethnic minorities while enhancing the solidarity, friendship, cooperation and cultural exchange between the two countries’ border provinces. Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and … [Read more...] about Festival connects ethnics in Vietnamese, Lao border provinces